All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad
All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad - Address, Phone Number
Address: Sarojini Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad
Located in the heart of the city, the church stands out as one of the marvels of architecture and is visited by tourists from all over India and abroad. Even if you are not particularly a religious person, this church is bound to attract you with its serene beauty and charm. Founded in 1871 and consecrated in 1887, it is located in a large open space at the junction of the two major roads in the city, MG Marg and SN Marg; and is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The locals call it ‘Pathar Girja’ which means Church of Stones.
The beautiful and imposing structure of the church is visible from far, offering a complete treat to the eyes. Built in Gothic style of architecture, it is regarded as one of the best Anglican cathedrals found in India and is built with cream colored stones and the roof covered with red tiles.
The large hall of the church is spacious enough to accommodate 300 to 400 people. The high ceilings and the decorated walls of the hall attract you as you step inside. The intricate works and designs on the marble altar keeps you spell bound with its beauty. Another attraction in the church is the stained glass panels. One can only wonder at the glass and pillar works of the church, which retaintheir originality even after 125 years of construction. There are narrow aisles inside and two transepts at the north and south. During the hot summer months, the low windows of the church are covered with wet khuskhus mats to make the interior cool.
Surrounding the church is lush green grass and plants that enhance the beauty of the place. The lantern tower is another striking feature here. Visiting the church is sure to fill within you spiritual peace and a sense of joy.
All Saints Cathedral Information
- Be properly dressed when you visit the church.
- Keep silence inside the church and if you talk, keep low volume.
- Do not spoil the seats and the furniture inside the church.
- Other than public transport there are cabs and private vehicles offering service to the church.
- Do not litter inside the church.
- If you visit the church during the Christmas time, it looks even more beautiful and lively.
All Saints Cathedral Ticket Prices
- No tickets are needed.
All Saints Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- Open on all days of the week.
How To reach All Saints Cathedral by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stand is within 1 km radius from the cathedral.
Restaurants Near All Saints Cathedral
- Jade Garden
- Jade Restaurant
- Swagat the Family Restaurant
- Foodys Heaven
- Kwality Restaurant
- Pashawari Restaurant
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A nice church with some great architecture. It's very big with a huge hall. I can't tell you about the religious aspects but the place is very nice
All Saints' Cathedral, Also known as Patthar Girja (Church of Stones) is an Anglicancathedral located in Allahabad . Modeled after 13th-century Gothic style churches, It is among the Gothic Revival buildings built by the British during their rule in India. British architect Sir William Emerson, who also designed the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, designed the cathedral in 1871. It was consecrated in 1887 and was completed four years later. The church celebrates its anniversary on All Saints' Day (1 November) and is part of the Church of North India. The cathedral is at the centre of a large open space at the crossing of two of the principal roads of Allahabad, MG Marg and SN Marg.
Located at the heart of the city. Have great feel of the place. Good old artitecture
Very old and historic Church oldest in the Asia beautifully built infrastructure is very good surroundings and environmental position is nice
Not at all the oldest church in Asia like one reviewer said...not even the oldest in Allahabad, but the 4th oldest in this city alone! (Union Church is Allahabad's oldest, started in 1818). This one isn't well maintained, has a weekly service in Indian English, but it is next to impossible to find when the services will be. Guards rarely let people in either, even if an event IS happening like a Christmas service.